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What comes after a Trillion? A few hardy suburban souls who volunteered with The Concord Coalition — a grass-roots organization dedicated to educating the public about federal budget issues — suggested in the late 1990's to use a budget "surplus" to pay down the national debt.
From The Daily Herald:
When she started the Institute for Truth in Accounting out of Northbrook a decade ago, Sheila Weinberg could see doomsday scenarios way off in the future, Now, she says, “we seem to be going down that road.”
Instead of arguing about whether President Obama and the Democrats are to blame for that staggering debt or whether the problem started with Republican Ronald Reagan and trickled down to George W. Bush, we need to focus on us, and what we are going to do about it.
“The American people need to grow up,” Weinberg scolds. “Right now they are getting more than they are paying for.”